Orbital Resonance

Violently formed
Wandering galactic
Planetesimals combined
Gaseous static

Or-bi-tal Res-o-nance
Or-bi-tal Res-o-nance
Or-bi-tal Res-o-nance

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“Jupiter would have continued on that belt, eventually being dumped onto the sun if not for Saturn,” explains Batygin. Saturn formed after Jupiter but got pulled toward the sun at a faster rate, allowing it to catch up. Once the two massive planets got close enough, they locked into a special kind of relationship called an orbital resonance, where their orbital periods were rational—that is, expressible as a ratio of whole numbers. In a 2:1 orbital resonance, for example, Saturn would complete two orbits around the sun in the same amount of time that it took Jupiter to make a single orbit. In such a relationship, the two bodies would begin to exert a gravitational influence on one another.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-03-jupiter-accounts-unusual-solar.html#jCp

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